Pick-ups with electric drives are in the works at almost all major manufacturers. Patent images now show another possible new electric pick-up from China.
The Chinese industrial group Sany, founded in 1994, has not played a role in the car manufacturer segment so far. The Chinese are active in the areas of heavy commercial vehicles, including electric vehicles, construction machinery and wind turbines. Now, however, drawings for a patent application have appeared in China that show a purely electrically powered pick-up. Sany obviously wants to position itself even more broadly.
The pictures show an extremely angular pick-up with a four-door cabin and a long loading bed. The wheel arches are flared, with extremely deep-treaded tires underneath. The high ground clearance indicates off-road ambitions. The vertically sloping, flat front shows flat, horizontally aligned LED headlights as well as vertical LED daytime running light strips and an illuminated Sany logo. The short overhang and the hinted underride protection again point in the direction of off-road.
The rear view reveals a wide tailgate, vertically aligned slim LED lights connected to a light strip and another underrun protection. Underride protection elements can also be found on the flanks in the form of running boards.,
There is no confirmed information about the electric drive technology. However, since Sany works with battery manufacturer CATL for its trucks, the energy storage for the pick-up should also come from this supplier. With the drives from the truck models, there is enough technology available for transfer to the pick-up. In view of the performance values of 270 kW (367 hp) and 1,150 Nm to 405 kW (551 hp) and 2,400 Nm, a direct takeover of aggregates seems rather unlikely. The battery packs with a capacity of up to 423 kWh would also be oversized.,
Sany wants to present an entire electric pick-up family in 2022. A premiere at the Guangzhou Auto Show would be possible.,
With Sany, another manufacturer from China is starting to play along with electrically powered pick-ups. So far there are only patent drawings and a very thin set of facts. In 2022, however, the Chinese want to introduce an entire pick-up family.